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Homeopathy & Babies

By |June 21st, 2018|Homeopathy, Women's Wellness|0 Comments

By: Kerri Lambie Registered Homeopath & Holistic Nutritionist.

Over the past few years there has been a shift towards a more holistic way of life. We go to farmers’ markets for fresh, local foods, to studios for mental and physical wellness and even to juice bars instead of pubs for our social gatherings. So, it is not surprising that parents are now searching for safe, natural ways to treat their greatest treasures, their children.

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Pregnancy & Anxiety

By |June 21st, 2018|Mental Clarity, Women's Wellness|0 Comments

By: Lindsey Danisch MSW, RSW

I’ve never thought of myself a health nut, but I do consider myself a conscience consumer. Suddenly, when I got pregnant, I found myself questioning my entire lifestyle. It started with the questions I was being asked about the kind of mother I wanted to be. When I didn’t know the answers, I started to get a little nervous. But that’s what research is for!

But then, otherpeople started asking me questions too: Do I want an epidural? Will I use a midwife or a MD for the birth? Do I want to breastfeed? Am I already on a list for childcare? Will I use cloth or disposable diapers? Will I co-sleep?

While I choose to believe most people asking the questions had good intentions and aren’t trying to judge my answers, it was hard not to judge myself. This being my first baby, I had not made these decisions before.  This is where anxiety steps in.

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Chiropractics for Infants

By |June 21st, 2018|chiropractic benefits, Mind Body Medicine|0 Comments

With Dr. Jonathan Cartile, DCM

Q1: What are the benefits of chiropractic treatments for infants and children? 

Dr.Cartile: The nervous system is the first system to form in the fetus. It is the system that controls all the other systems in the body. As a chiropractor I look for areas where the nervous system is comprised and correct it. This will let the baby grow and develop without any interference.

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Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND’s Experience of Natural Birth

By |June 21st, 2018|ND Editorial, Women's Wellness|0 Comments

By Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND

Some of you may know that I recently welcomed my first child into the world with a natural birth at the Toronto Birth Centre. My husband and I, along with our amazing team of midwives shared the amazing moment that our first-born son entered the world.

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EVENT:

By |May 30th, 2018|Workshops|0 Comments

Hormonal Balance & Energy Talk! with Dr. Keara Taylor, ND 

“Tap into your boundless energy by balancing your hormones”

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Kaitlyn Wengler, RMT’s NEW Lymphatic Massage

By |May 29th, 2018|Detoxification/Cleanse, Innate Wisdom Practitioner Q&A, Massage Therapy, Mind Body Medicine, Self Care|0 Comments

Q&A with Kaitlyn Wengler, Registered Massage Therapist

Q1: Kaitlyn, what exactly is Manual Lymphatic Drainage and who can it help?

Manual Lymph Drainage (also known as MLD) is a very gentle manual technique that is used to help drain the excess fluid from the body and improve the overall function of the lymphatic system.  As the lymphatic system is our “cleaning system” of the body, it is very important to maintain a healthy lymphatic and immune system. When MLD is applied to a patient whose lymphatic system may be sluggish or compromised, it can have a great effect on the body.

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Meet Dr. Keara Taylor, Nautropathic Doctor

By |May 29th, 2018|Digestion, Mental Clarity, Mind Body Medicine, Nutrition, Self Care, Uncategorized, Women's Wellness|0 Comments

Q&A with Dr. Keara Taylor

Dr. Keara is joining the Innate Wellness Team in High Park. She is a High Park local and a new mom with a general family practice. She will be taking over Dr. Regan’s maternity leave and staying on to build her practice at Innate. Learn more about her style of practice!
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How to Build Mental Wellness in Kids

By |April 24th, 2018|Mental Clarity, Mind Body Medicine, Self Care|0 Comments

Q&A with Melody Leung, Psychotherapist

Q1. What comes to mind when you think of mental wellness for children’?

Just like physical wellness, everyone needs to work towards mental wellness too.  Unfortunately, mental wellness isn’t always discussed openly so children haven’t had as much opportunity to learn how to take care of their mental health.

Mental wellness represents how we are feeling mentally.  Children who are feeling mentally well are often those that feel confident, are resilient, and satisfied with their lives. […]

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Mental Wellness and Self-Care

By |April 24th, 2018|Mental Clarity, Mind Body Medicine, Self Care|0 Comments

By Lindsey Danisch, RSW & Provider of Psychotherapy

The phrase “self-care” was one of 2017’s mental health buzz terms, and for good reasons. As a society, we are working more hours, hooked into our technical devices longer, creating endless piles of to-do lists, and in a constant social media race of comparison and acceptance. It’s exhausting. To combat this reality, the term self-care pops up as a possible remedy.

Between friends or colleagues, casual discussions of wine and Netflix binges are the beginner’s version of self-help. Perhaps the goal for 2018 is to take the concept of self-care to a new level.

Let’s be clear, there is no right or wrong way to engage in self-care.  But what if the new challenge is to engage in self-care that isn’t just for immediate release but a step towards meeting a larger need. For example: instead of always choosing a Netflix binge, pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read. Instead of always choosing a glass of wine or pour of bourbon, go to bed early, so you can wake in time for a morning run.

The idea is that self-care takes on a deeper meaning, and can challenge us to engage in behaviours that aren’t just for immediate relief, but to help our overall mental wellness become more sustainable. This can be accomplished in many areas on life. Yes, this is harder than it sounds. Yes, I struggle with this the same as everyone else. […]

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PMS Success with Acupuncture

By |March 6th, 2018|Acupuncture, Women's Wellness|0 Comments

By Evelyn Cho, Registered Massage Therapist & Registered Acupuncturist

Mood swings. Headache. Tender breasts. Acne. Cramps. Back pain…

Most women will experience various degrees of these common PMS symptoms at some point.  Many thinking that’s just the way it is, reach for the pain medications or chocolate and soldier on. But it certainly doesn’t have to be so unpleasant!  Acupuncture plus a few lifestyle tweaks can go a long way to keep you comfortable when it’s that time of the month.  […]